Dallas Pride isn’t for another 108 days. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have plentiful opportunities to show our pride along with most of the rest of the world in June.
This weekend, there are more LGBT events than you can shake a sparkly rainbow-colored stick at (and you know how we love to shake our sticks).
The main attraction is Razzle Dazzle, which after two years downtown returns to the Cedar Springs strip for four days of spectacle, all benefiting local charities and organizations.
It all kicks off today with the Cedar Springs Wine Walk. Tomorrow, hit Brick Dallas for the finals of the Big D Talent Show, a sort of localized gay(er) version of America’s Got Talent.
Friday, MetroBall welcomes Erasure’s Andy Bell as the headliner of this all-night music-and-dance party, along with DJs and a silent auction.
Saturday night, Cedar Springs shuts down for Razzle Dazzle’s big outdoor fest. The street party is free, but access to the entertainment pavilion is just $10 where Jason Dottley, Josh Zuckerman and Thea Austin are among the seven acts scheduled to perform. Your best deal, however, is a VIP passport for $100, which includes access to Friday’s MetroBall and a VIP area Saturday night with food and free drinks from Stoli, Bud Light and Red Bull.
Just plan a little time to sleep so you can road trip to McKinney (anything north of 635 is a vacation as far as we’re concerned) for North Texas Pride Sunday. It’s a little more low-key than the rest of the weekend itinerary, but that’s just fine by us.
From 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mellow Mushroom in historic downtown McKinney, join fellow LGBTQers and allies for a festival featuring vendor booths, kids activities, dancing, free HIV testing and food/drink available for purchase.
By the weekend’s conclusion, you’ll only have 103 days to wait for the the Dallas Pride Parade.
Start planning your outfit now.
Tickets: Free to $100
North Texas Pride
June 8, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 in advance ($10 at door)